Removing A Subterranean Termite Infestation From Your Property

Posted on: 21 January 2016

If you had noticed areas in your home where woodwork appears to have been compromised due to a termite evasion, you will need to take the necessary steps in removing them from your home. Here are some steps you can take in eradicating a termite infestation from within your home as well as removing them from your property in totality so you do not have to worry about future damage.

Use Appropriate Products

Ridding the home of a termite infestation is best handled by a professional. They have the proper pest control supplies to kill off any termites inside the home without causing distress to people or pests in the process. If you decide to try to get a handle on these insects on your own, make sure to purchase commercial-grade termite killing chemicals. Using a household insect killer will not be enough to do the job.

Remove All Attractions

Termites will stay in an area where there is an abundance of wood or cellulose-based materials. Since they will feed upon these, it is important to try removing any that are not necessary in and around the home to help diminish present termites and keep them from returning after eradication. This includes piles of newspapers, magazines, and paperback books in the home as well as wood piles outside of the home.

Termites are also attracted to areas where moisture is present. Make sure to repair any plumbing problems within the home and use dehumidifiers in areas where moist wood has been noticed. Cover any standing water outside of the home, including fountains, bird baths, and swimming pools to help keep termites from having a readily accessible water source.

Treat The Outdoors

Subterranean termites live under the ground. They make their way to the home's foundation and crawl into voids to get to the wooden portions for a meal. To remove termites from your home completely, you need to treat the outdoors as well as inside. This is done with a bait method. Special tubes are placed into the ground. They have holes in the bottom portion for termites to gain access. You put a termite bait killer in the top portion. The termites will bring this bait back to their lair to share with other termites.

If you would rather use an organic method in removing termites, you can place beneficial nematodes in your yard. These worms will burrow into the ground and feast on any present termites. This is a great alternative for those who do not wish to use pesticides to remove termites. Contact a company like ASE Pest & Weed Supplies for more information on pest control supplies.